Open Studios

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Each July, Isle of Wight artists and crafts-people open their studios or homes to the public for two Open Studios weekends.  Visitors have the opportunity to meet local artists in their working environments, to see what they do and how they do it. 

For artists, Open Studios is a unique opportunity to manage their own events, exhibiting work and demonstrating their working processes.


Open studios are as varied as you can imagine: in an artist's home, work room or garden, in purpose made studios, some in public venues. The beauty of visiting several studios is that each is unique, with its own charm - you're sure to come away feeling inspired.  When you see the red Open Studios flags, you know you've arrived!


Open Studios 2014 featured over 130 artists, over two weekends. These included many of your favourite artists and a large number of new Island artists opening their studios for the first time. Many showed in public halls, which we hope will give better access to a wider range of work.  



The dates for 2015 Open Studios applications will be announced soon, if you would like to be kept up-to-date with event information, please contact us on We also offer a year-round webpage-only membership option, which gives you an almost limitless opportunity to display pictures of your work in galleries throughout the year, to apply please click "join Isle of Wight Arts" at the top of the page. Once you are a member you can apply for any further Open Studios exhibition opportunities arranged for the current year. 2013 saw our 2nd Open Studios@Christmas event held at Quay Arts, which was a huge success and we hope to build on this success in 2014.

Any queries or comments? please email us at and we’ll be in touch.